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My talking head: Facts and figures from CNN-IBN

Written by Dean Spears on August 15th, 2013

Last night – somewhat against my better judgment as a statistical economist, not a TV star – I accepted Sagarika Ghose’s kind invitation to be on her State of the Nation TV program on CNN-IBN. I was honored to be part of a fascinating panel discussing the enduring problems around sanitation in India.

You can see the video of the approximately half-hour program here: http://ibnlive.in.com/videos/414385/state-of-the-nation-why-is-india-still-the-world-capital-for-open-defecation.html

For today’s blog post, I thought I would provide the evidence for some of the facts and figures I cited last night. Of course, regular readers will already know well the research on our sanitation and height conference tabs.